Get insights from the experts in training!

To ensure organizations receive the highest-quality content on the market, BizLibrary partners with more than 45 producer partners to aggregate The BizLibrary Collection. These subject matter experts have shared their observations on important factors influencing training in 2018, and provided insights into the training trends we can expect in 2019!

Q: What do you wish you had known about the training industry at the beginning of 2018?
A: I wish we had known how big a need there is for safety training. We’ve always thought it would be difficult to provide fully comprehensive safety information in a microlearning format, and so we thought it might be outside our wheelhouse. But in the past year we learned that video training organized around the idea of creating a culture of safety is something our customers need, especially those organizations that don’t have a dedicated safety division. That’s why we’ve partnered with some truly exceptional safety instructors to create that content for 2019. Our only regret is that we didn’t get to it sooner.
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: From us, we are going to dive into safety education in a significant way. We’ll still bring our trademark style to it, so our videos will be as entertaining as they are educational. That can be tricky with something as serious as safety, but we’re confident it can be done, and we’re equally confident that our entertaining approach to safety training will result in more attentive viewing and higher adherence than a more lecture-oriented approach would.

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The Jeff Havens Company provides serious training solutions in a seriously funny way, combining education and entertainment across a wide range of business training topics. Their team of educators, comedians, subject matter experts, and videographers work together to create hilarious and insightful microlearning training for businesses of every size.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Ethics
  • Leadership and Management
  • Customer Service
  • Employee Engagement
  • Professional Development

Superior Leadership Episode 1: The Little Things ARE the Big Things

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: Consistency matters! Training needs to be more than just a one-time, drive-by learning experience. Revisiting and reinforcing the learning is crucial. Annual training should be followed up with monthly emails, awareness campaigns, staff meeting updates, and anything to keep the information fresh. This reinforcement creates solid connections to the content and makes the training meaningful for the long term.
Q: What changes do you foresee happening with employee training in 2019?
A: The Latin American market is exploding for employee training content. If your training courses are not available in multiple languages, then you'll be missing a huge part of your market and workforce. FCPA and other international conventions have brought training in Mexico and Latin America to the forefront and demand is only increasing.

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Global Ethics Solutions is a leader in ethics and compliance reporting systems and training programs. Global Ethics University provides employee training content to big and small companies in English and Spanish.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Ethics
  • Anti-Harassment
  • HR Law
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership Essentials

Honesty Made Simple: What Makes You Ethical?

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: The pace of training content today must be faster and crisper than ever before, and very practical content that is directly relevant to trainees. We are working in a world of instant answers and multiple distractions - so whatever training, whether face-to-face, online, video, interactive - it MUST be engaging and useful.
Q: What changes do you foresee happening with employee training in 2019?
A: We're seeing many developments: Managers will be building skills to create a respectful culture, boost creativity, motivate diverse teams, manage millennials and ensure accountability. Teams will be developing skills for lean communication, respect, collaboration, and critical thinking. There will be a bigger focus on resilience and mindfulness skills for everyone. We're seeing an increase in the importance of in-house management skills to deal with a range of issues that can impact productivity and mental health. We believe that with increased volatility and uncertainty, leaders will need to understand how to best motivate and manage performance in this world.

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2019 is an anniversary year for Seven Dimensions - 40 years since psychologist Eve Ash established her company to produce training films and resources. Eve created a fictitious Los Angeles-based company (Cutting Edge Communication, Inc.), and with the support of outstanding comedians and actors, produced 150 popular comedy programs for business skills training. Seven Dimensions is going strong with over 700 training programs, and 50 new releases in production for 2019. "

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Communication
  • Leadership and Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Personal and Career Development
  • HR Compliance

Boosting Emotional Intelligence

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: We've seen a big acceleration in the move toward doing employee training online, whether it’s individual employees using interactive courses on a learning management system (LMS), or streaming video into a classroom for group training.
Q: What changes do you foresee happening with employee training in 2019?
A: More organizations will be seriously exploring microlearning because it brings training to the employee via any device, and can easily be fit into the workday just a few minutes at a time. As a result, using microlearning can recapture hundreds of thousands of dollars in employees’ lost productivity that occurs with more traditional training methods that take them off the job.

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MARCOM is one of the industry’s leading producers of online safety, regulatory compliance, and human resource courses. They were founded on the belief that employee training can be high-quality, easy-to-use, comprehensive, concise and affordable. The key to MARCOM's success is due to the skill and dedication of their staff, which has gained them a reputation for quality work that is unique in the safety training industry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Workplace Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Health and Wellness
  • Anti-Harassment
  • Substance Abuse

Using Fire Extinguishers

Q: What do you wish you had known about the training industry at the beginning of 2018?
A: I wish we’d known at the beginning of 2018 how many organizations have realized they are mystified by how to develop long-distance and remote team leadership skills in their organizations. This seems to have reached a sort of critical mass in many organizations.
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: We'll be seeing more options for blended solutions and opportunities to fill gaps in existing course lineups and curricula. Many companies don’t have everything they need (particularly in leadership) but they aren’t looking for full-blown solutions - just to augment what they’re doing on their own already.

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"Vado is an elearning content provider offering mobile responsive microlearning. Their combination of short videos followed by step-by-step instructions helps employees put into practice the learning they just completed. Vado's content is created by several experts, including Wayne Turmel and Kevin Eikenberry, founders of The Remote Leadership Institute. Their resources, training, and thought leadership help leaders of remote and virtual teams to build productive connections in an increasingly scattered workplace."

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Leadership and Management
  • Leading Remote Teams
  • Retention and Succession Planning
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Customer Service

Remote Leadership: Classic Leadership With a Virtual Twist

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: "Providing on-demand microlearning is now an expectation, and the utilization of this content is on the rise. Businesses want to know more about the employees seeking on-demand learning, the roles of these employees, and the challenges they face. These businesses are starting to realize that effective training affects their most important business outcomes and influences the retention of their most valued employees. Additionally, employers know they can no longer make assumptions about training and are now looking closer at how training data can tell a complete story."
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: "The number of employees utilizing on-demand learning will continue to grow, and next-generation leaders will design strategic programs that blend microlearning, communication, coaching, and employee collaboration. These strategic programs will be carefully planned, assessed, and measured against needed new skills and business outcomes. In addition to on-demand learning, there are challenges that organizations face (disruptive change, dynamic change, and the talent crisis) that require new skills and behaviors that are critical to current and future success. The availability of learning technologies that enable us to track and validate employee skill development in all areas will certainly continue to grow. "

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GWTNext is a boutique content provider that offers high-quality, cinematic microlearning programs focused on change, innovation, and leadership that measurably change behavior in the workplace.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Leadership and Management
  • Change Management
  • Innovation
  • Personal and Career Development

Driving Agility: Drivers of Innovation

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: We have learned that employees still need and want training, but the delivery method has changed. It has become clear that microlearning is a major tool in digital video training. Microlearning can be defined as any brief and targeted learning objective which allows employees to acquire just the information they need, when they need it, from any digital device. For producers, this means tailoring our courses to be short, focused, and easily accessible.
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: We need to be aware of the constant changes in the technology of digital delivery systems, making sure that courses are easily accessible. Also, it’s easy to fall into the trap of delivering the same type of content over and over, so it’s important to keep our eyes open and respond to the changing needs of organizations and employees.

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Video Visions and Access Training Media have been producing engaging video training programs for over 20 years. They have seen many formats come and go, but have learned to adapt. Whatever the format, they maintain their commitment to quality content and clear presentation.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Leadership and Management
  • Customer Service

Inspiring Leadership: Acknowledge Employees' Work

Q: What’s one thing you’ve learned about employee training in 2018?
A: Our partners have shared valuable insights that showed HR and training professionals were trending toward shorter films to fill their content needs. Immediately we modified our productions to ensure we could fill those needs effectively. Although longer, more in-depth content will always have value, businesses have become highly attracted to concise and precise training.
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: In 2019, organizations will concentrate more than ever on motivating and fortifying employees, in order to reduce turnover of talent, improve company culture, and see better business results. Even the most talented employees need the ability to improve their interpersonal skills, so they can inspire and collaborate well with others.

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PowerSplash Project is an award-winning video production company specializing in motivational and instructional content for businesses and schools. Their training content is known for its brevity, style, sensitivity, and retention rate. Knowing time is scarce and attention spans are short, they have designed innovative, transformational training solutions just 4 to 25 minutes in length.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Communication
  • Anti-Harassment
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Health and Wellness
  • Customer Service

Rid the Habit of Worrying (Part 1 of 4)

Q: What do you wish you had known about the training industry at the beginning of 2018?
A: We wish we'd seen ahead of time that the demand for a Spanish version of training courses would be so great. We are currently translating our training content on sexual harassment prevention and compliance standards, but would have done that sooner had we known the impact of the #metoo movement on organizations' training needs.
Q: What should we be looking out for with employee training in 2019?
A: "With the #metoo movement, harassment prevention training has become an important initiative for companies and organizations across the country. With mandatory training only required in CA, CT and Maine prior to 2018, organizations could choose whether to deploy training to their staff. In October 2018, New York mandated that all employees, supervisors and non-supervisors alike, need annual training. We expect this trend to continue in 2019. Another training topic with increasing need is related to the opiod crisis in America. Training that helps supervisors understand the dynamics of ""reasonable suspicion"" and how to handle situations has become increasingly vital. "

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MYCA specializes in creating interactive and engaging elearning courses that deliver measurable results. From titles such as harassment prevention to a drug-free workplace, their courses address important issues in the workplace.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Anti-Harassment
  • HR Compliance
  • Substance Abuse

Workplace Harassment: Abusive Conduct -- Manager Version (Part 1 of 2)

Q: What do you wish you had known about the training industry at the beginning of 2018?
A: Training is playing an increasingly important role in reducing employee turnover and improving job satisfaction. More and more, training is emerging as a coveted job benefit for employees, not just something they’re made to do. This will be important to keep in mind when curating and developing content. On a more granular level, we see great potential for interactive video as a training tool. It takes the video format that people love to the next level with the ability to intersperse additional learning and quizzing opportunities.
Q: What changes do you foresee happening with employee training in 2019?
A: There will be an increased need to provide training materials addressing state-specific regulations for key compliance issues like anti-harassment. These expand upon what is mandated at the Federal level. In addition to training materials and learning reinforcement, interactive questions will play a bigger role in ensuring higher employee engagement, material absorption, and the promotion of exploratory learning during video-based training.

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BizLibrary is a leading provider of online learning for growing organizations. Our award-winning microlearning video library engages employees of all levels, and our learning technology platform is a progressive catalyst for achievement. Partnered with our expert Client Success and Technical Support teams, clients are empowered to solve business challenges and impact change within their organizations.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Business Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Sales & Service
  • HR Compliance

Employee Retention: Advanced Strategies